Kitchen Table

This season is finished

We will start a new season in the fall

The next conversations will take place at the long dinner tables at St Catz – and we will be back here at our virtual kitchen table in the fall. We wish everyone a very good summer and thank you for joining us this past season. It has been a delight.

Meanwhile, it’s not too late to join us at this year’s symposium!

Wiki Club coming up July 5

Wiki-Editing: All about Picnics

The Wiki Club is an important endeavour we started in October 2021 to improve the content and raise the profile of food-related articles on Wikipedia. We intend to revive the WikiProject Food and Drink. With this purpose we are meeting on-line every first Tuesday of the month for informal, friendly and informative hour-long sessions to coordinate and support our efforts editing Wikipedia and working on specific, particularly blatant issues – together we aim to build up the food content on the world’s largest encyclopedia and its sister projects.

Welcome! The kitchen table is where we chop vegetables, knead dough, do homework, pause for a cup and a bite, or share supper with friends. It is the place where ideas take root and blossom.
Our Mission

Together at the Table

The idea for monthly gatherings on a regular basis orginated at the 2020 VSymp, when a necessity became a vision and then a virtual reality, allowing us to come together, discuss and share, learn and laugh – almost like in Oxford, at St Catz. That exceptional experience made us understand how important it is to create and safeguard an accessible online space where our community can meet and grow, independent from any commercial or political interests, travel restraints or health scares.

For everyone with a deep interest in food who feels the need to change the conversation, the Oxford Food Symposium’s Kitchen Table presents single subject, hosted discussions, with all voices respected. Unlike the distance that comes with a keynote delivered from a lectern, these are informal, personal encounters around a table, to share ideas and spark constructive debate on issues that profoundly affect us all. So pull up a chair and join us!